Monday, February 21, 2011

This week I concentrated most of my stitching efforts on HEAD Dance of the Graces and got another page completed. This makes 19 pages in all done. Another page and a 1/2 and this row will be done.

I also worked a little on the crane.

The Utensil pattern has received it's embellishments and has been sent off to mom to work her wonders with it for the cookbook. I now await her instruction before proceeding further with making up more of these.

I was soooooo hoping to finish putting together the ornies that I had cross-stitched in January, but thus far I have not been able to find fabric for the back of the ornies that I am happy with. So.....those have been put on a back burther for now.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Well....didn't get much done this week. A little hard to do any stitching when you are so cold you are buried under mounds of blankets! At least the temps are supposed to be closer to normal this the 70's! YAY!!!!!!

Did get a little more done on the Crane Pattern. The more I do, the more I like it.

I also worked on the Cookbook project. This is a freebee by Penelopis. It has been stitched on Belfast Baby Lotion 32 ct, using DMC 310 1 strand over two threads. The piece is stitched.....but not yet finished. It still needs embellishments with both ribbon and beads. Once that is done, I'll send it off to my Mom to play with placement and matting possibilities before I proceed with the stitching of the other 29 pieces.

Happy Valentines!

Friday, February 4, 2011

It Snowed! may not be much, only and inch or so...but we got snow! It's the first time since 1985 that San Antonio has gotten measurable snow. And of course it's shut the city down! It helps that the is also an inch of ice UNDER the snow. Almost makes the three days of sub-freezing temps worth it.......almost. It is pretty. But now I'm ready for the temps to get back up to at least the 40's or 50's. You folks up north can keep your 20's! LOL

DD has been learning embroidery. She decided to work on some towels for a friend of hers that is getting married next month. And she's doing a really good job on them for a first timer!

The material (2nd time around) I ordered for the cookbook project came in yesterday. And I think this time it will work out perfectly. I love the color mom & I chose! I'll start working on this over the weekend...I'll have to go to Hobby Lobby or Michael's to see if I can find beads that will work for this. Hopefully I won't have to order those online too.

And as promised, here is the small project I've been working on this week. It's call "Crane Pillow" (although I'm not making it into a pillow) and the pattern can be found in the Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine Sept 2008 issue. I'm doing it on Wichelt Winter White 16 ct. This is a birthday gift for a friend of mine.

I didn't get any stitching done this week on the HEAD Dance of the Graces. With the winter storm that rolled in....we had lots of rolling brown outs and with the lack of "good" lighting, that project was put aside.

So for now.....everyone stay safe, warm......and HAPPY STITCHING!